Well, here they are! Because I became a father this year, I did miss a couple of these that I really wanted to see. Regardless, there are some HUGE shockers this year. The main one is that Leonardo DiCaprio wasn't nominated for Django Unchained. That is a tragedy and means that he'll never win one. Another shock was that The Dark Knight Rises rounded out the trilogy of probaby the greatest superhero films ever made and ended with nothing. At least Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings got some nominations. I guess that's more snobbery from the Academy. That's supported more by some other personal wishes for me that didn't come true like great movies like Moonrise Kingdom, Looper and The Avengers getting ignored as well. I'm also shocked that Tom Hooper didn't get nominated for Best Director for Les Miserables, which seems laughable. Oh well...
In BOLD are my predictions for winners. COMMENT below and let me know you're thoughts!
1. Best Picture: Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty.
2. Actor: Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook; Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln; Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables; Joaquin Phoenix - The Master; Denzel Washington - Flight.
3. Actress: Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty; Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook; Emmanuelle Riva - Amour; Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild; Naomi Watts - The Impossible.
4. Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin - Argo; Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook; Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master; Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln; Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained.
5. Supporting Actress: Amy Adams - The Master; Sally Field - Lincoln; Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables; Helen Hunt - The Sessions; Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook.
6. Directing: Michael Haneke - Amour; Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild; Ang Lee - Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg - Lincoln; David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook.
7. Adapted Screenplay: Argo; Beasts of the Southern Wild; Life of Pi; Lincoln; Silver Linings Playbook.
8. Original Screenplay: Amour; Django Unchained; Flight; Moonrise Kingdom; Zero Dark Thirty.
9. Animated Feature Film: Brave; Frankenweenie; ParaNorman; The Pirates! Band of Misfits; Wreck-It Ralph.